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About

               IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!

Due to changes in new model production plans and scheduling this Kickstarter Campaign is now postponed until April of this year. Look then for our exciting new line of Modular Speakers(tm) and Amplified Modulars with DSP Controlled by App Software.

For those of you who have currently pledged funds we sincerely thank you for your intent to contribute. Although your pledge will cancelled, you will be notified in advance new Kickstarter Campaign and opportunity to once again acquire the rewards by contributing to our revolutionary Modular Audio(tm) Systems.

RedSonic Modular Audio tm

RedSonic Modular Speakers tm

REVOLUTIONARY!
REVOLUTIONARY!

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION:

The original concept and purpose of this invention was to provide an alternative to the heavy, cumbersome and expensive Amplifier/Speaker units that most live performing musicians must lug around from venue to venue, to rehearsal studios, to recording studios, etc.

To this end, a MODULAR system is proposed:

Advantages:

  • EASY TO TRANSPORT
  • LOW COST
  • BUILDING BLOCK TECHNOLOGY (SCALABLE)
  • SUPERIOR SOUND QUALITY

RedSonic has taken the modern approach of designing individual modular units that are both light weight and inexpensive utilizing cylindrical injection molded plastic housing with internal chambering for porting the bass ducts. In addition the units have tracks attached for joining themselves to one another as well as all the electrical connections between the units thus elimination the need for electrical cables. The first concept was to incorporate the American type technology for creating a high fidelity and quality sound reproduction for musical instruments much like Bose has done for table top home stereos and high end car stereo systems.

FROM ONE SPEAKER                             TO A FULL WALL OF SOUND  

MODULAR SCOPE:

BEYOND AMPS AND SPEAKERS:

In view of the vast potential of the invention, our current Intellectual property rights covered by provisional and non-provisional patent applications include everything from iPod/Phone Docks, to CD Changers, CD Racks, Lamps, Shelves, Stands, Directional Brackets, Tape Players, Processors, LED Displays, Insulators, Horns, Micro Dome Tweeters, Crossovers...on and on. All inter-connectable, All "MODULAR".

HISTORY:

Ever since the inception of what's been termed the British Invasion it has been established that a certain type of amplifier and speaker cabinet combination has been necessary to produce the powerful, controlled distortion tones derived from electric guitars,basses and other electronically amplified musical instruments. These new raw tones soon became the trademark sound of the super bands such as the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, the Who, the Beatles, the Yardbirds, the Birds and later Jimi Hendrix, the Cream, the Doors, Janis Joplin ... the list is endless. Probably the most renowned and proficient designer of such amplifier/speaker systems was an Englishman named James Marshall.

Mr. Marshall was recently awarded into the prestigious “The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame". The term "Marshall Stack " has become recognized as the term labeled for the unique guitar amp set up which usually consists of at least 2 large speaker cabinets measuring 4 feet square, stacked on top of another with the "Amplifier Head" stacked on top of the speakers. Scores of copies have since hit the market but Marshall remains the standard of the industry.

 A top quality Marshall Stack can cost upwards of $5,000 and weigh in excess of 200 lbs. The cabinets themselves are usually made from thick heavy solid or plywood. The magnets alone on the speakers can weigh 72 lbs.for each cabinet. To reduce cost and weight, some musicians use a “half stack” configuration. Even a secondhand half stack can cost over $1,000. In this configuration, only one speaker cabinet is used with the amplifier head stacked on top. Transporting a half stack remains challenging as just a single cabinet cannot fit into a standard car trunk.

"LEGO"* AUDIO

Typically, the speaker cabinets are available with one, two, or four main speakers of the same size. Additional cabinets can be added stacking two or more  together and connecting them to one another and to the amplifiers with flexible electrical cables. Some bands have been known to stack an entire wall of these speaker cabinets.

Despite advances in the art, hook up cables remain a constant source of problems. The short life span and frequent repair or replacement of electrical cables continues to cause short circuits and open connections that often result in costly amplifier damage.

In light of the drawbacks of existing audio systems, the inventors have identified a need for an alternative to the heavy, cumbersome, expensive and problematic technology

And Thus:

 RedSonic Sound, Inc. is born

Although this Modular Audio (tm) system was initially conceived for guitar, bass and keyboard players it became readily evident that there is a demand for this new technology in the DJ world. DJ's  are buying pro-audio equipment at 10 times the rate as the live bands. It's no secret that DJ and Bass player technology is in the dark ages. They badly need more power for less. Technology has now been developed to the extent that inexpensive 300 watt solid state amplifiers with DSP (Digital Signal Processing) can weigh less than 1 lb. which fits in perfectly with our concept of inexpensive and light weight. The controlsalso need to be updated economically by use of Apps for iPhone, Android and/or Computers.

 As our design for for musicians and DJ's further evolved it became obvious this system will REVOLUTIONIZE all areas of Pro-Audio including Home Stereo, Local Venues, Stadiums, Car Audio, as well as Bookshelf and Computer Mini Stereos.

BOOKSHELF STEREO with iPod/iPhone Dock and CD changer

After two years of struggling with patent lawyers, design teams, speaker manufacturers, materials specialists and then spending a small fortune, 8 prototype speakers were built. We were only able to get them partially wired up the night before they were shipped to the Summer NAMM show in Nashville last July 15..

Having never attended a NAMM Show we were thoroughly impressed with Nashville's new convention center which was filled with over a thousand exhibitors. Our response was just overwhelming and the compliments were as much to do with the "Tone Quality" as they were with the innovation of the product. "I had a feeling we were going to make a splash at the show but never did imagined that we would come up with the #1 Most Innovative New Product at the entire show". Summer NAMM 2014 Wrapup by DJ Ron Slomowicz 07.23.2014 - See more at: Summer-NAMM-2014-Wrapup#.U9FIKUP15R0.email.  DJ Slomowicz is one of the most respected DJ equipment critics in the industry.

 Another great innovation is the advent of Neodymium Magnets for the speaker drivers themselves. The first prototypes sent to NAMM used conventional speakers with magnets weighing about 5 lbs.

Eminance Speaker Company a US manufacturer who makes speakers for Fender, Ampeg, and Peavey to name a few, has recently come out with a line of quality musical instrument and pro-audio speakers that have equivalent Neodymium speaker magnets weighing 4 to 7 OUNCES! This further reduces the weight of our original units by another 4 1/2 to 4 3/4 lbs. THAT'S HUGE!

In addition to the LOW COST models, RedSonic will also have available LIGHTWEIGHT CUSTOM DESIGN and CUSTOM SHOP Models. Hand built with exotic Tone Woods, Anodized Aluminum and High End Speakers available for those that "Are Not Starving" and looking for the Ultimate Sound Quality. These special units will be built to gorgeous "Audiophile" standards, materials and composition.

In short Modular Audio is the first and only truly Scalable Audio System with it's "Building Block Technology". No system can create as low a carbon footprint, lowest cost, easily transportable and best sound quality. Notably, speakers are round, therefore round enclosures create the most efficient means for audio projection assuring the most efficient frequency response manageability for DSP. 

The Result:

       THE ULTIMATE QUALITY MUSICAL LISTENING EXPERIENCE !

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Risks and challenges

There are many challenges ahead. There is huge evidence that new affordable technology is greatly needed and overdue in this market.

Therefore as far as risks, the major concern is that other producers have realized the need for this technology and now that it's been exposed, they could try to jump the gun with my invention. As mentioned provisional and non-provisional are in place but big companies can use leverage to circumvent in unscrupulous ways.

The biggest challenges are to raise enough capital quickly to invest in the plastic molds to make these affordable. RedSonic is moving ahead with the production of handmade units but the price point will be high in terms of our goals. Even so we expect the price of our first more expensive units to be competitive in the current market.

Another challenge is to move to the next level in the product line.
Currently we are only at the Modular Speaker stage and even though we have tested the basic design, the amplified units with DSP have more R&D to attain, test and approve for a final production model to hit the market. Musical Instrument units are only the beginning.

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    1 Pair of RedSonic Sound Modular
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    For every $1. donation YOUR NAME and PERSONAL BLURB will be written on a special Dedication Plaque attached to 2 RedSonic Modular Audio units manufactured at our facility prior to being shipped out to the retailer. Example: “ The WYNONA RYDERS" RULE IN AMERICA AND ACROSS THE PLANET” (Limit 100 characters). Your name will be recognized as contributors toward the development and promotion of REDSONIC MODULAR AUDIOtm on each unit that is included in your reward. $5. Gets you on 10 units, $75. Gets you on 150 units, etc.
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